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by brendon_m
Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 10:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

2 tesla drive units probably weigh more than the moke shell although that would make a great power to weight ratio, but unfortunately I suspect I'd get in, take off and fry all 4 tyres in an instant... Reminds me of the go-cart I made out of a subaru ej25. Custom frame so it was basically an engine,...
by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 19:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The majority of the floor / inside of the pods is a custom made job from the guy before me so unfortunately it wouldn't suit any other mokes. The top, sides and ends of the side pods are intact. I cut a big rectangle in the bottom of the pods and then cut/ground all the inner partitions out. The bat...
by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 11:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 10:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The whole lot is installed the 2 side pods. 2x 48v 150ah (13s3p) packs, one down each side and wired in series giving me 96v150ah (26s3p) total. I've done up the cabling (mostly) as well now so I had the motor turning. On a side note I think the cable speedo is going to drive me nuts, it's horrendou...
by brendon_m
Sat, 10 Aug 2019, 20:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Got the 2nd pack in.
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Not that you can see much in the picture
by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 06:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Home charging an ev . MEDIA stories
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Home charging an ev . MEDIA stories

Yeah, I work Monday to Friday and it (apparently) take 5 days to recharge my car, so my work week is 25 days long, it's handy having a DeLorean but getting the 1.21gigawatts from solar every day can be hard :roll:
by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 06:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Can I use different capacity cells
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Can I use different capacity cells

The cells won't be a perfect match and heat, internal resistance etc will be different throughout the pack so it will have a tendency to slide out of balance. But with a bms it should be OK. Its only a 12v pack so there isn't a lot of room for an individual cell to move before the overall voltage tr...
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 13:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?

Looks like a tesla motor and controller with a trendy output yoke designed to go to a drive shaft/diff
by brendon_m
Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 17:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

How water tight is the dcdc? Could it squeeze under the aluminium plate and hang between the motor and radiator? Or maybe the gearbox and radiator. Hard to judge by pictures but it sort of looks like it might fit.
by brendon_m
Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 19:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?

If you want to go hybrid, I agree with what Francisco said, good luck squeezing in an electric motor in the engine bay with an engine there already. You could go hub motors but it'll probably be underwhelming, and engineering nightmare (making everything fit and work well) and I haven't seen anythin...
by brendon_m
Sat, 03 Aug 2019, 19:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Starting to research vintage Mazda conversion. Help appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Starting to research vintage Mazda conversion. Help appreciated.

If you keep the gearbox you can drive it like a normal manual car but you will probably end up just putting it in one gear and leaving it there and driving the car like an auto. With the instant torque of electric motors and the normally wide rpm range you don't really need multiple gears (depending...
by brendon_m
Thu, 01 Aug 2019, 12:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3-phase hybrid inverters?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: 3-phase hybrid inverters?

According to the features tab (third tick up from the bottom) they are compliant
by brendon_m
Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 19:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 116
Views: 7797

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Not too much progress over the weekend but I did get most of the way through the 2nd half of the pack.
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by brendon_m
Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 15:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 33
Views: 1055

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

The imiev pack I got cost about $700 to be shipped from lismore NSW to Perth. That's probably a good ball park
by brendon_m
Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Lightyear One
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Lightyear One

Did they just walk out back with a tek gun, a bunch of poly zips and some flexible panels?
by brendon_m
Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:41
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

So 96s2p of 3.6v 63ah cells gives 44kwh
by brendon_m
Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:07
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

170wh at 3.6v (my guess is they are ncm cells because they use the original bms) is 47ah.
So 44kwh at 315v is 140ah that makes it 88s3p
by brendon_m
Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 05:01
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Going by what he said they are LG chem pouch cells that are "numpt" kwh
But the box says 170wh
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by brendon_m
Mon, 22 Jul 2019, 22:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: LFP SOC vs Pack Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: LFP SOC vs Pack Voltage

Not that it answers your question and all scenarios are different but I have a little diahatsu that has 44 x 3.2v 100ah cells that are a bit rough and I've managed 98km on a charge and most of the drive was at 90/100kmh with a/c but that was absolutely scraping the bottom of the barrel. I generally ...
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 16:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I wish it was only once. I'm still using it... :?
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 16:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

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Sorry but I'm busy finding out the hard way why welding blankets aren't made of oil soaked cardboard...
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 16:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

That's probably the fan relay, try using a multi meter on the coil terminals of the relay and see if there is a bit of voltage floating around. It wouldnt be much. Also try swapping the relay if you have one the same. I've seen water inside relays causing them to track and latch on
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 15:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Try pulling fuse 17 with the key on and see if the fan starts up again
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 15:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

What I was trying to say is I reckon the relay is getting a positive on the blue wire (just enough to turn on a relay but not much more and it sounds like not even enough power to run 2 relays, hence the condenser fan dropping out) and then the circuit gets a ground from the black/yellow wire throug...
by brendon_m
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 15:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 334
Views: 22108

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Looking at your diagram I'd guess that the blue wire that goes to the fan switch I've circled is probably floating high. Did you mess with any blue wires in the engine bay? If you find that wire and probe it and see what's there. If I'm right then it couldn't be much power because it would be a shor...